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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - Dec. 30, 2011

    The Indianapolis (Ind.) Star, on the Aliahna Lemmon murder (Dec. 28) — Aliahna Lemmon was only 9 years old and it was only three days before Christmas when she was murdered in a series of acts so horrific that it strains the bounds of good taste to describe them in even general terms.

    Police say a neighbor in a Fort Wayne mobile home park — entrusted to care for Aliahna and her younger sisters because their mother was sick — has confessed to beating to death the little girl and then dismembering her body.

  • Power plays out in 2012

    The year that’s about to end has been tumultuous both nationally and internationally. In the Middle East, revolutions took seed, sometimes toppling entrenched powers within a matter of weeks, and setting off a global reaction. On every continent there has been protests over one apparent injustice or the other.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 28, 2011
  • Work of Art: Ignorance is not bliss

    It’s a pity to be guilty of what I condemn, but just a few weeks after criticizing the “ignorance is bliss” stance of some people, particularly politicians, I find myself having done the same thing.

    Let me explain.

  • Editorial

    From time to time, someone takes offense to the use of the salutation “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” and we think that’s unfortunate. In an attempt to be more inclusive in a world of many faiths and cultural practices, some people simply opt to use the holiday phrase. We know of no one who’s trying to exclude the Christian season from the many other celebrations during this festive and faith-filled time of year.

  • Editor’s Note

    A lot of you can relate to the fact that I come from a large family. My dear ol’ ma (I use “ma” to honor my hillbilly roots) gave birth to five boys in eight years, and a sixth popped out eight years after that. Then my parents “adopted” a seventh son who happened to come home with one of my brothers over a holiday break and “adopted” us.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Mil Gracias

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! ANOTHER BAD AUDIT. What is it about the city of Las Vegas and its utilities? For the second year in a row, independent auditors gave the city a “disclaimer opinion” on its financial statements, which means they could not verify accuracy. And one of the worst offenders, they said, were the utility accounts.